54 Da Rosary Novena – Day 51

Day 51

We must constantly remind ourselves to keep our eyes fixed on the goal. In the midst of trials and difficulties, remember Our Lady’s promise – “In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph.” Our Lady promised that she will triumph. The question is, “Do you believe it?” Many people have lost hope. They feel abandoned by God, and by Our Lady. With all of the difficulties and confusion in the Church, and the immortality of the world, it is easy to loose hope. But, we have assurance from Our Lady. She promised that “in the end” she will triumph. What end? The end of the world?  The end of a period of time? Our Lady has made it clear that at the end of these times of darkness will come a great victory. It appears that Our Lady came to warn us about the great crisis our Church is facing today. Along with the turbulence in the world. We are no in the midst of a spiritual hurricane. The winds, and the waves are shooting across the bow, and Jesus is asleep in the stern. When He is awaken by our prayers, sacrifices and supplications, he will command the storm to “Be still!” The triumph will only come when we have reached the lowest point and all appears lost. There will only a handful of true believers. The churches will continue to empty. Funerals, Baptisms, and weddings will continue to decrease. There will be no human solution so that when He acts there will be no other explanation. Our Lord will send His Mother to bring about a great victory. It will come with the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. There will be a new pentecost like never experienced in the history of the Church. All of Christ’s wandering sheep will return to the flock, and “there will be one flock and one shepherd.” (Jn 10:16) And there will be a time of peace.

Quotes:

“Ah! When will the happy time come when the divine Mary will be established Mistress and Queen of all hearts in order that she may subject them fully to the empire of her great and holy Jesus? When will souls breathe Mary as the body breathes air?” – St. Louis de Montfort

“When will it happen that the souls of men shall love the Divine Heart of Jesus with Her Heart?” – St. Maximillian Kolbe

“The mystery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a summary of all Her mysteries, […] it is the compendium of all the greatest gifts, all the virtues, all the charisms of the Immaculate Mother […] from Her holy Conception to Her glorious Assumption, even unto eternity.” – Fr. Gabriel Allegra

“The Holy Spirit transformed the Immaculate Heart of the Mother of God into a furnace of His love and instrument of His marvelous operation.” – St. Bonaventure

The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Prayer before the recitation: Sign of the cross. Hail Mary.

In petition (first 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses, full-blown white roses, tinged with the red of the passion, to remind thee of thy glories, fruits of the sufferings of thy Son and thee, each rose recalling to thee a holy mystery, each 10 bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee! Thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my petition; from thy bounty thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly seek. I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. Show thyself my Mother!

In thanksgiving (last 27 days):Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses full blown white roses, tinged with the red of the passion, to remind thee of thy glories, fruits of the sufferings of thy Son and thee each rose recalling to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee! thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy bounty thou hast given me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly sought. I despaired not of what I asked of thee, and thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother.

Say: The Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

For each of the following Mysteries, say: Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

The Resurrection – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of faith and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Ascension – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of hope and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Descent of the Holy Spirit – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of charity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Assumption of Mary – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of union with Christ and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Coronation of the Blessed Mother – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of union with thee and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

Say: The Hail Holy Queen.

In petition (first 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this spiritual communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow. O my Mother! Look with favor upon my gift, and in thy love obtain for me (specify request). Hail Mary …

In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow in thanksgiving for (specify request) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.

Intentions:

For the spiritual and temporal needs of Holy Ghost Parish, and the personal intentions of all praying this novena. (Add your own personal intentions.)

54 Day Rosary Novena – Day 50

Day 50

Throughout the ages, Christians have turned to the aid and powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We know that Our Lord’s last will and testament took place at Calvary when He entrusted us to the Maternal protection of His mother. St. John stood in for the whole of humanity as Our Lord looked at John and said: “Woman, behold your son.” He continued on saying: “Behold your mother.” St. John Chrysostom  was the first to call Our Lady, “Mary Help of Christians” in the year 345 A.D. This devotion was propagated  later by St. John Bosco. St. Pius V besought the assistance of Our Lady under Help of Christians to defeat the Muslim armies which sought to invade Europe. On 17 May 1903, Pope Leo XIII granted a Canonical coronation of the image of Our Lady enshrined in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Turin, Italy. We would be impoverished if we did not have the powerful assistance of Our Lady, Help of Christians. Throughout the ages, she has defended Christians against Muslim invasions and she will once again protect us from their current calafate to impose Sharia law throughout the world. But all of this help demands one thing, that we remain faithful to our Baptismal call with zeal, through a devout Sacramental life and strong devotion to our Mother in heaven.

Quotes:

“I am not aware that anyone prayed in vain. Spiritual and temporal favors, more or less extraordinary, always resulted from praying to our most merciful Mother, the mighty Help of Christians.” – St. John Bosco

“Our Lady wishes us now to honor Her especially under the title of ‘Help of Christians’. In these evil days we need Her help.” – St. John Bosco

“Some people are so foolish they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray that rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evil of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.” – St. Pio of Pietrelcina

“I see Mary everywhere. I see difficulties nowhere.” – St. Maximilian Kolbe

“If you are in danger, if your hearts are confused, turn to Mary. She is our comfort, our help. Turn towards her and you will be saved.” – St. Francis Xavier Cabrini

“Anyone who goes to Mary and prays the Rosary cannot be touched by Satan.” – Fr. Gabriel Amorth

The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

Prayer before the recitation: Sign of the cross. Hail Mary.

In petition (first 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses, blood red roses to remind thee of the passion of thy divine Son, with Whom thou didst so fully partake of its bitterness, each rose recalling to thee a holy mystery, each 10 bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee! Thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my petition; from thy bounty thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly seek. I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. Show thyself my Mother!

In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses blood red roses to remind thee of the passion of thy divine Son, with Whom thou didst so fully partake of its bitterness each rose recalling to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee! Thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy bounty thou hast given me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly sought. I despaired not of what I asked of thee, and thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother.

Say: The Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

The Agony in the Garden – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these blood red roses with a petition for the virtue of resignation to the will of God and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Scourging at the Pillar – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these blood red roses with a petition for the virtue of mortification and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Crowning with Thorns – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these blood red roses with  a petition for the virtue of humility and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Carrying of the Cross – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these blood red roses with a petition for the virtue of patience in adversity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Crucifixion – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these blood red roses with a petition for the virtue of love of our enemies and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

Say: The Hail Holy Queen.

In petition (first 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this spiritual communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow. O my Mother! Look with favor upon my gift, and in thy love obtain for me (specify request). Hail Mary …

In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow in thanksgiving for (specify request) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.

Intentions:

For the spiritual and temporal needs of Holy Ghost Parish, and the personal intentions of all praying this novena. (Add your own personal intentions.)

54 Day Rosary Novena – Day 49

Day 49

In the Old Testament, the Arch of the Covenant carried the law of God, the Ten Commandments reveled by the Most High to His servant Moses. It was on that mountain that Moses had an intimate encounter with God. He was so transformed by that meeting, that his very countenance was changed. Moses used to veil his face so that the people of God could not see this transformation. Not that he was embarrassed , but he hid the effects of God’s glory out of humility. Our Lady is the Arc of the Covenant. Not the Covenant made of stone, but the New and Eternal Covenant sealed in the blood of the Lamb. During the second part of the Consecration at Mass, the Priest reads: “Take this all of you and drink from it, for this is the Chalice of My blood, the Blood of the New and Eternal Covenant.” In the New dispensation, the Covenant is the very flesh and blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ that was offered in sacrifice to the Eternal Father and offered in the unbloody sacrifice upon the altars of our Church. This flesh is the same flesh that was conceived in the spotless womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Lady is the fulfillment , and perfect Arc of the Covenant. The Old was a tabernacle made of wood, the new is made of flesh that was shared with the Messiah. Mary is full of grace, because she is the Arc created by the One who was to be conceived in her womb. She was created spotless, Immaculate, by the action of her Son applied before hand. She is “full of grace” by His action, and her free will response to His grace. The Old Arc contained the Commandments, the Manna, and the Rod of Arron. Arron, the brother of Moses was a priest of the Old Covenant. All is now fulfilled in Christ. Our Lady is the Arc of the Covenant, who carried and by grace continues to carry the “Bread of Life,”  the High Priest of the New Covenant, and the giver of the New Law.

Quotes:

“At that time, the Savior coming from the Virgin, the Ark, brought forth His own Body into the world from that Ark, which was gilded with pure gold within by the Word, and without by the Holy Ghost; so that the truth was shown forth, and the Ark was manifested….And the Savior came into the world bearing the incorruptible Ark, that is to say His own body.” — St. Hippolytus 

“For this cause did the prophet David dance before the Ark.  And what shall we say is the Ark, but holy Mary?  For as the Ark bore within it the tables of the Testament, so Mary bore the Heir of the same Testament:  it preserved within it the Law, she the Gospel; it had the voice, she the word, of God.  The Ark, moreover, was radiant within and without with the shining of gold, whilst holy Mary gleamed within and without with the splendor of virginity; it was adorned with earthly gold, she with heavenly.” — St. Ambrose

“God might have created a more beautiful world; He might have made heaven more glorious; but it was impossible for Him to exalt a creature higher than Mary in making her His Mother.” — St. Bonaventure

The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

Prayer before the recitation: Sign of the cross. Hail Mary.

In petition (first 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses, snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys, each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery, each 10 bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee, thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my petition; from thy bounty thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly seek. I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. Show thyself my Mother!

In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, Dispenser of God’s graces. and Mother of all who invoke thee! Thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy bounty thou hast given me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly sought. I despaired not of what I asked of thee, and thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother.

Say: The Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

The Annunciation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of humility and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Visitation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of charity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Nativity – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of detachment from the world and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Presentation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of purity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of obedience to the will of God and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

Say: The Hail Holy Queen.

In petition (first 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this spiritual communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow. O my Mother! Look with favor upon my gift, and in thy love obtain for me (specify request). Hail Mary …

In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow in thanksgiving for (specify request) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.

Intentions:

For the spiritual and temporal needs of Holy Ghost Parish, and the personal intentions of all praying this novena. (Add your own personal intentions.)

54 Day Rosary Novena – Day 48

Day 48

During the darkest part of the night, when all appears to be lost, there is a bright star in the sky. It is called the morning star. The morning star is only reflecting light from the sun, but it appears to be coming from itself. It is this start that leads to the rising sun. One of Our Lady’s titles is Morning Star. She also shines light in the darkness of this world. Her light is not her own, but that of The Sun. Her Son. The Eternal Son of the Father. Our Lady always leads us to her Son who is “the light of the world.” Those who think Catholics worship Our Lady could not be fourth from the truth. The Blessed Virgin Mary is a light in the darkness because she is the Immaculate Conception, full of grace. We also share in the light of Christ. Through baptism our souls were filled with sanctifying grace. The life of grace fills the soul with light. Our Lady is the perfect model. As she leads us to her Son, so our work is also to lead others to Jesus Christ. May Our Lady the Morning Star guide us through the night darkness into the glorious light of God’s eternal presence.

Quotes:

“O sinner, be not discouraged, but have recourse to Mary in all you necessities. Call her to your assistance, for such is the divine Will that she should help in every kind of necessity.” – St. Basil the Great

“If you ever feel distressed during your day, call upon our Lady, just say this simple prayer: ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now.’ I must admit, this prayer has never failed me.” –  St. Mother Teresa

“The Son of God became man for our salvation but only in Mary and through Mary.” – St. Louis de Montfort

“To give worthy praise to the Lord’s mercy, we unite ourselves with your immaculate mother, for then our hymn will be more pleasing to you, because she is chosen from among men and angels. Through her, as through a pure crystal, your mercy was passed on to us. Through her, man became pleasing to God; Through her, streams of grace flowed down upon us.” – St. Faustina 

“So your strength is failing you? Why don’t you tell your mother about it?…Mother! Call her with a loud voice. She is listening to you; she sees you in danger, perhaps, and she–your holy mother Mary–offers you, along with the grace of her son, the refuge of her arms, the tenderness of her embrace…and you will find yourself with added strength for the new battle.” –  St. Josemaria Escriva

 “In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” – St. Thérèse of Lisieux

The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Prayer before the recitation: Sign of the cross. Hail Mary.

In petition (first 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses, full-blown white roses, tinged with the red of the passion, to remind thee of thy glories, fruits of the sufferings of thy Son and thee, each rose recalling to thee a holy mystery, each 10 bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee! Thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my petition; from thy bounty thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly seek. I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. Show thyself my Mother!

In thanksgiving (last 27 days):Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses full blown white roses, tinged with the red of the passion, to remind thee of thy glories, fruits of the sufferings of thy Son and thee each rose recalling to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee! thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy bounty thou bast given me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly sought. I despaired not of what I asked of thee, and thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother.

Say: The Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

For each of the following Mysteries, say: Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

The Resurrection – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of faith and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Ascension – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of hope and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Descent of the Holy Spirit – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of charity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Assumption of Mary – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of union with Christ and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Coronation of the Blessed Mother – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of union with thee and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

Say: The Hail Holy Queen.

In petition (first 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this spiritual communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow. O my Mother! Look with favor upon my gift, and in thy love obtain for me (specify request). Hail Mary …

In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow in thanksgiving for (specify request) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.

Intentions:

For the spiritual and temporal needs of Holy Ghost Parish, and the personal intentions of all praying this novena. (Add your own personal intentions.)